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Hard News: Friday Music: When there were hippies

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  • Lilith __, in reply to JacksonP,

    Lick them. Seriously, you needed to ask?

    PAS: where I learn everything I need to know. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3890 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Lilith __,

    How else do you get melted ice-cream off your hands?

    The dog.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2896 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    See, simple make-do. Can double-brown beer cans be used to increase internet speed?

    Those big dogfood cans, 100mm dia, are perfect for making a Cantena to improve wifi gain.
    (there is no such thing as a silly question on PAS)

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Hebe,

    Hippies? This thread needs a rainbow.

    Paw, that haz justa single one.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Lilith __,

    I’ll never forget the time I was.....

    Should read
    "I'll never remember the time I was..."
    Or your not really an old hippie.
    ;-)
    And as to where all the old hippies went the answer is Northland where something happened once, or not.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • John Farrell,

    Pictures from the Ngaruawahia festival (Badly stored negatives, which I didn't leave long enough in the developer).

    http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o246/johnf_04/Ngaruawahia%20festival/#!cpZZ3QQtppZZ20

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 491 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Those big dogfood cans, 100mm dia, are perfect for making a Cantena to improve wifi gain.

    Oh cool. We did wok-fi -- worked absolutely brilliantly.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22763 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Wet Ones were perfect for cleaning up when changing nappies. Were in widespread use in the early 1980s. (#trivia)

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3207 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    there is no such thing as a silly question on PAS

    O I see that now! Who would've thunk? Just a can of Big Chunk!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2695 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hebe,

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    Found it. I knew I had a bag somewhere….

    To match the velvet bag - I spied these in an antique shop window this evening...

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2695 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

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    Time for another rainbow. (Colours unfiddled -- this dawn was just like the picture)

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2896 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Hebe,

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    Another beaut bow Hebe : )

    Rather than another bow in reply - here's a tenty thing from Nambassa.

    Would this be the sunblock substitute?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2695 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Or a recycled flouncy skirt?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    That was the one where the One Hundred Years of Solitude girl floated up, up, into the sky, right?

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2896 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Islander,

    Or a recycled flouncy skirt?

    Well spotted!

    where the One Hundred Years of Solitude girl floated up, up, into the sky, right?

    Maybe that's why it's tethered?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2695 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Hebe,

    That was the one where the One Hundred Years of Solitude girl floated up, up, into the sky, right?

    Remedios the beauty, and if I recall right the bedsheets went with her.

    My recollection also is that the tenty thing is definitely a parachute, of the style that was once commonly available in Australian disposal stores. A natural choice for hippie ingenuity, they were often tie-dyed to serve as faux ceilings in venues like old warehouses.

    The fun ended when the real silk ones suddenly got bought up en masse for recycling into boutique clothing, leaving only the synthetic jobs that didn't dye nicely.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    I think you're right - funny how that knowledge reinforces my mental image of that tenty thing. A few years later I made a jacket for a friend from silk parachute fabric - no tie dying tho. Simple, off white with the parachute seams as features.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2695 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7902 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    I remembered I had some colour negatives from Nambassa too. An earlier year. Very spotty.
    However this one will do - must be where the Double Brown comes from.

    The picture of the enormous pile of sweetcorn, not too far from a big pile of rubbish is sadly too spotty to post.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2695 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    A sign of the (earlier) times....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2695 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Last one, promise.

    Another sunblock substitute.

    Parasol.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2695 posts Report Reply

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